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Predicting the National Housing Market: How is 2017 Shaping Up? (Part 2 of 2)

Predicting the National Housing Market: How is 2017 Shaping Up? (Part 2 of 2)

3. Slowing price appreciation Nationally, home prices are forecast to slow to 3.9 percent growth year over year, from an estimated 4.9 percent in 2016. Of the top 100 largest metros in the country, 26 markets are expected to see price acceleration of 1 percent point or

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Predicting the National Housing Market: How is 2017 Shaping Up? (Part 1 of 2)

Predicting the National Housing Market: How is 2017 Shaping Up? (Part 1 of 2)

Determining the future is impossible. Especially the future of the real estate housing market in a post-election year! But back in early December of 2016, several Senior Economists, gave it a shot. They bravely predicted some trends and housing market conditions for 2017. Now that we are

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Does Your Home Need An Update? (Part 2 of 2)

Does Your Home Need An Update? (Part 2 of 2)

The Most Important Item for Your Re Model: The Contract. Negotiate a Contract, Then Review Every Word. Do not begin remodeling or updating project without a written contract. Make sure you and your contractor agree on the work that will be completed and how long it will

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Does Your Home Need An Update? (Part 1 of 2)

Does Your Home Need An Update? (Part 1 of 2)

  Almost everyone who goes through the process of updating their home has a story. Very often the story is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, but when it’s all said and done- there is a happy ending! No matter what your price point is,

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Alpharetta is Thinking Big. Again.

Alpharetta is Thinking Big. Again.

Alpharetta has grown from a 1000 person farm/equestrian rural outpost to a go getting population of 63,693 in 30 short years. Now a high-income, high-education white collar economy fueled by tech, financial and business services, medical technology and scientific research, Alpharetta is and continues to be a

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Property Taxes in Georgia – Understanding the Particulars Part Two of Two

Property Taxes in Georgia – Understanding the Particulars Part Two of Two

  As we covered in Part One of this blog, Georgia taxes are considered low compared to national averages. However when preparing an estimate of what your actual tax costs will be, it’s more complex. Unfortunately, It’s not one county one rate either as there can be

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Property Taxes in Georgia – Understanding the Particulars (Part One of Two)

Property Taxes in Georgia – Understanding the Particulars (Part One of Two)

  Georgia’s property taxes are considered low. The median real estate tax payment in Georgia is $1,425 per year which is roughly $600 less than the national average. The average effective property tax rate is 0.94%. Here are some other important points to remember. Georgia is very tax-friendly toward retirees.

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Thinking About Refinancing? Think Quickly!

Thinking About Refinancing? Think Quickly!

THINKING ABOUT REFINANCING? Think Quickly! The historically low rates of the last few years have afforded many homeowners a wonderful financing and refinancing opportunity. If you have not taken advantage of those rates, don’t think that you’ve necessarily missed the boat. Yet. In other words, you can

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New Year, New Whitehouse: What Will it Mean for Buyers and Sellers?

New Year, New Whitehouse: What Will it Mean for Buyers and Sellers?

The new president has promised to cut taxes and shrink the number of tax brackets from seven to three. These bold changed could leave buyers with more money to put down as a down payment and more to spend on the homes of their dreams. The luxury

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Home Theaters

Home Theaters

Home Theaters are an incredibly popular trend and can provide realistic theater experiences for friends and family. With today’s streaming and instant video, you can literally watch from the privacy and comfort of home what your friends are paying to watch at the neighborhood movie theatre. So

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